Who We Serve
Within Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, we chose to focus on the RURAL POOR for these reasons:
- Deaths of kids under 5 years old is 1.7 times greater in rural areas than urban
- 67% live on less than $1 / day
- Sales of bottled water works for the urban middle to upper class, but not for the poor
- In rural areas, household water treatment is only feasible option for ensuring water is safe
Where We Serve
To pilot the Deep Springs approach to the worldwide unsafe water crisis, we selected Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere and close neighbor to the United States.
Haiti has been called “the black hole of development” because so many programs have failed to have a long-term and sustainable impact in spite of the efforts of governments and thousands of well-meaning charities.
So why such a hard place?….
We accepted the challenge of Haiti because we are confident in our approach. It’s really the perfect country to start because we know that “if it will work in Haiti….it will work anywhere”….our success in this difficult island nation will propel the program into the rest of the developing world.